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10 Nov 2021

YETP’s Retention Allowance: Up to a total sum of $12,000

YETP is free of charge and offers you an allowance, up to a total sum of $12,000!


YETP’s Retention Allowance

A 3-year Retention Allowance Pilot Scheme under YETP was launched on 1 September 2020 to encourage trainees to undergo and complete on-the-job training, thereby stabilising employment.

During the Pilot Scheme period, trainees are eligible for a retention allowance of $3,000 if they are engaged in full-time on-the-job training for 3 months and an additional $1,000 for completion of each subsequent month. For part-time on-the-job training, the respective amounts grantable will be halved. Each eligible trainee would be granted retention allowance for a maximum period of 12 months (i.e. up to $12,000) under the Pilot Scheme.


Eligibility for YETP

  • Young school leavers aged 15 to 24
  • Sub-degree level or below (or equivalent)
  • No related academic qualification and work experience required
  • Lawfully employable in Hong Kong


For details, please refer to the website of YETP of the Labour Department or contact the Programme Office at 2112 9932.


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